Application of Blockchain Technology in Online Education


  • Han Sun The Army Infantry Academy of PLA
  • Xiaoyue Wang Shijiazhuang Preschool Teachers College
  • Xinge Wang National Defense University of PLA



Blockchain, online education, digital certificate, smart contract


Blockchain is a data structure of data blocks arranged in chronological order. It is featured by decentralization, trustworthiness, data sharing, security, etc. It has been widely used in digital currency, smart contract, credit encryption and other fields. With the development of the Internet technology, online education, a novel education mode, has been greatly popularized. However, this education mode still faces many problems in course credibility, credit and certificate certification, stu-dent privacy, and course sharing. Through literature review and case analysis, this paper discusses the basic technical principles and application features of blockchain technology, and proposes a solution to the problems of online educa-tion based on blockchain technology. The blockchain technology can store learn-ing records in a trusted, distributed manner, provide credible digital certificates, realize learning resource sharing with smart contract, and protect intellectual property through data encryption. The research shows that the integration of blockchain technology is a promising trend in the development of online educa-tion.

Author Biographies

Han Sun, The Army Infantry Academy of PLA

Han Sun received the B.S. degree in Computer Science and Technology in 2006 from Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He has been on the faculty of The Army Infantry Academy of PLA since 2008. He has been a cisco certified network associ-ate (CCNA) since 2012.His research interests include network technology and educa-tional technology.

Xiaoyue Wang, Shijiazhuang Preschool Teachers College

Xiaoyue Wang received a master’s degree in pedagogy in 2012 from Southwest University, Chongqing, China. She majors in the preschool education, and her re-search interests include preschool teacher training and early learning. She has been working at Shijiazhuang Preschool Teachers College.

Xinge Wang, National Defense University of PLA

Xinge Wang received a master's degree in theoretical physics in 1994 from Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China. He currently teaches at the National Defense University as a professor and a doctoral tutor. His current research direction is educational technology.




How to Cite

Sun, H., Wang, X., & Wang, X. (2018). Application of Blockchain Technology in Online Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(10), pp. 252–259.



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